ZL4AA Shag Valley Station update


With the addition of more antenna to the already extensive aerial farm, ZL4AA  is now active on 160m, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 70cm (National System) and 2m IRLP Node 6507 via Dunedin 690 and 6675, local area STSP.

This is the latest message from ZL2CC on site 

Hi guys,

for technical reasons we had to run SSB on 80m last night (Wednesday) so we have changed the schedule;

Tonight Thursday we will be CW

Friday we will be SSB and

Saturday for the 90th Anniversary we will be CW

There was some discussion last night about running a split but so far, the team have been running without Tx/Rx splits.  They are now running three HF rigs so can be working up to 3 bands at the same time.

Most of the time, up to 7 or 8 operators are available at any one time so expect a range of voices on the air – the log of operators who had been on air up until last evening is,  Ken ZL4NR, Mike ZL2CC, Mike ZL4OL, Pete ZL4SA, Alan ZL4FM, Ron ZL4RMF, John ZL4RO, Adam ZL4ASC, Bill ZL2AYB, Lindsey ZL4KS, and Club President, Dave ZL4DK.  My apologies if I have missed anyone.

And of course a large group behind the scenes whose main interest has been in helping get the whole event on the air, without them nothing would ever have happened.


Martin  ZL4JH for the organising committee

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Charles M0OXO

I was born in the 1960’s and have lived all my life in the Coal Mining Town of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, Northern England. My parents were all from this area of Yorkshire and my father worked in the main Industry of the local Collieries as a face worker. I have been married to my wife Debbie for 35+ years and we have two children and two grandchildren.

I have been licensed for around 20 years after my interest was re-kindled when I retired from my role as a Police Officer within South Yorkshire Police Force. The latter few years were spent as Radio Operator in the Force Operations Control Room at Sheffield, before my career ended.

IOTA chasing is (and always has been) my real passion, as climbing the ladder to reach Honour Roll status was always my main aim. The 1000 Islands Trophy is still out of reach but I am heading in the right direction. I am currently a Board Member of IOTA Ltd and IREF.

In my free time I am a keen Photographer of Wildlife, Aviation, (anything really) but the QSL Manager role is my main passion within Ham Radio.